E-learning Tools in Naval Engineering

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The designing tools for an e-learning system in the naval engineering are the argument of this paper. The field particularity, like variety and size of ship structures and piping have defined the methods and techniques for developing the specific components of the e-learning system, based mainly on the generation of animated virtual models. Therefore the creation of the necessary tools for a correct 3D perception of the ship and also the tools for self assessment and assessment are the main components for the present e-learning field. The efficient use of the e-learning tools is provided by the management of a unitary platform as an integrated e-learning system.

Testing and validation of the e-learning tools has been an important phase in implementing the educational system in the Naval Architecture Faculty of Galati.


e-learning tools naval engineering typical problems simulation testing validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Naval Architecture Faculty „Dunarea de Jos” UniversityGalatiRomania

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